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Some Mexicans disappointed with decision to move Chiefs-Rams game

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NFL’s decision to move the regular-season game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams due to the poor condition of the turf at Azteca Stadium has left many Mexicans disappointed, angered and wondering how it will affect the relationship with the ...

Dorsey: Interim coach Williams will interview for full-time gig

BEREA (AP) — As John Dorsey prepares to make a critical decision he knows may shape Cleveland’s football fortunes, the Browns general manager spends a moment every day giving himself a pep talk. And a stern warning. “Just make sure you don’t mess it up, that’s what I tell ...

CMA Awards kick off with tribute to Borderline bar victims

The 2018 Country Music Association Awards kicked off with a tribute to the 12 people who were killed at a Southern California country music bar last week. Garth Brooks opened the show, telling the audience Wednesday’s event would be “dedicated to the 12 individuals who we lost far too ...

Trump disappoints again on the world stage

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s churlish participation in last weekend’s 100th anniversary of the end of World War I was yet another glaring and dismissive example of his insensitivity to Western collective security as the core of American foreign policy. Trump stayed in his Paris ...

Nationalism in America differs from Europe’s

WASHINGTON — When French President Emmanuel Macron denounced populist nationalism this week and called on world leaders to support institutions such as the United Nations that defend “the common good of the world,” liberal elites cheered. The speech was seen as a rebuke of President ...

Trump backs rewrite of sentencing laws

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation’s criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said the bill “will make our communities safer and ...

Guard troops search for more dead in aftermath of wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. — With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames. Interior ...

McConnell objects to bill to protect Mueller

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won’t vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware went to the Senate ...

Stung by Amazon’s rejection, cities look on the bright side

Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that’s what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves. After 14 agonizing months of wooing and then waiting for the online retail giant to make up its mind, the finalists learned that ...

White House claims right to exclude Acosta

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass.” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers ...

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it’s the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and ...

Jonestown survivors built new lives

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette’s life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid ...

Family: Child at center of mass killing is safe

COLUMBUS (AP) — A child at the center of a custody dispute that may have set off a gruesome Ohio massacre is safe in state custody, her great-grandfather said Wednesday, before one of the four suspects in the killings appeared in court. Leonard Manley, whose daughter and grandchildren were ...

Buy a sound machine

Dear Annie: I recently moved to a noisy downtown apartment building. I’m a pretty deep sleeper, but the noise level at my new place is challenging even for my normally sound slumbers. I would just wear earplugs to bed, but I’m worried that would keep me from waking up to my alarm in the ...

Hard to screen for some cancers

Dear Dr. Roach: It is my understanding that there is no early-screening test for pancreatic cancer, and it is typically not diagnosed until it is very advanced, hence the high mortality rate. My late loved one’s case was confirmed only after having a CT scan; not even an MRI revealed the ...

Steelers’ Bell declines to sign, out for 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s patience on the football field sets him apart. In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions. His ability to put his hand on the back of an offensive lineman while waiting for the hole to open — much like a ...

Four arrested in murder of family

WAVERLY — Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody dispute. The announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began ...

Writer hopes others learn from experience

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours. On my last tour, I suspected my wife had an affair, but I had no proof. While I was in training for a job after I was released from active duty, I heard my wife had spent the ...

Who should get the Shingrix vaccine?

Dear Dr. Roach: My son is a kidney transplant recipient. Is it safe for transplant recipients to get the new Shingrix vaccine? — J.O. Answer: Because the Shingrix vaccine is not a live vaccine, it is thought to be safe. It is licensed for immunocompromised people, like your son, but ...

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN took its access battle against the Trump administration to court Tuesday, demanding the reinstatement of correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House credentials because their revocation violates the right of freedom of the press. Besides seeking an injunction to let Acosta ...